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Good Trouble

I subscribe to The Hightower Lowdown, one of the more radical,…
November 17, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Surprised by Joy

Surprised by Joy is the title of a memoir by C. S. Lewis. His…
November 12, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Early Connections with Howard Thurman

OnBeing, MPR, Sunday, October 18, 2020

Krista Tippet knew…
November 10, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Who’s Your Favorite Teacher?

Who's your favorite teacher?

That’s been an easy question…
November 5, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Cooking is a Vocation

Last April, during the Stay at Home order because of COVID-19,…
November 3, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Much To-Do About Everything

It’s been a week of “too-muchness” of some things: positive…
October 29, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

The Sounds of Silence

Snow falling on a nearly windless day, the pause between psalms,…
October 27, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Election Day

An air of excitement was tangible. As residents gathered around…
October 22, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Hope

St. Benedict left us with tools for good living. Reading Michael…
October 20, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Taproot

For many of us, these are trying times. Pandemic, economic hardship,…
October 8, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Healing During COVID-19

Last April, the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, everyone at the…
October 6, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Lost in the Desert

Moving her hands through the grains of sand, she spread the pile…
October 1, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Honoring Name Days

In our monastic community, we honor name days every day because…
September 29, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Renewal and Reflection in the New Year

Rosh Hashanah ended tonight (September 20) when the sun went…
September 24, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

Ruminating on Repetition

“Right now, this seems to be a period of time when we’re…
September 17, 2020/by Amanda Hackett

We’ve Only Just Begun

We’ve Only Just Begun – Song by Roger Nichols

As September…
September 10, 2020/by Amanda Hackett